Beginning in the early 1960s, Les Dashwood originally set up Crest Engineering in Dorset to provide repair services and maintenance to larger companies such as Rolls Royce Aerospace and BAE systems.
In 1973, Crest Pumps was born out of Crest Engineering through the desire to manufacture its own product range and an opportunity was seen in the chemical pump market.
By the early 1980’s, Crest Pumps started to incorporate new materials into the design of its pumps to streamline production and reduce costs to the customer. New pumps would feature different types of plastics, to cater for different applications, allowing harsher and more corrosive chemicals to be processed.
The growing product range with adaptive and efficient pumps allowed Crest to grow both nationally and internationally.
By 1996, Tony Dashwood, son of Les Dashwood, had now taken the helm of the company increasing the product range.
In 2007, James Dashwood, son of Tony Dashwood joined the company. In 2009 Crest Pumps introduced Magnetic Drive pumps into the range of centrifugal pumps to answer key demand and give customers a greater choice.
Crest Pumps continues to grow through its founding principles still in place, driving the company to be as flexible and efficient as it can be to always ensure outstanding customer service.
Crest Pumps and Crest Pumping Services continue to grow and answer key market demand with its founding principles still in place, driving the company to be as flexible and efficient as it can be.